Keystone Treatment Center is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to help individuals struggling with benzo addiction find long-term recovery.
Learn More About Benzo Abuse Recovery
Learn more about benzo addiction recovery at Keystone Treatment Center in South Dakota
Benzodiazepines, also referred to simply as benzos, are a class of prescription medications that are used to treat ailments like anxiety disorders, panic attacks, migraines, and seizures, among other types of conditions. When used as prescribed and for legitimate medical purposes, benzodiazepines serve to provide countless individuals with the relief they need from the distressing symptoms that plague them. Unfortunately, however, these medications are also addictive and have a high rate of abuse. By eliciting feelings of calm, well-being, and relaxation, many people find these effects desirable and begin to repeatedly consume this substance. Once this abuse begins, tolerance builds, dependence occurs, and an addiction develops. And once an addiction has developed, individuals often find it increasingly difficult to put an end to the destructive behavior without professional help.
At Keystone Treatment Center, we recognize the pain that accompanies a benzodiazepine addiction and we understand how difficult it can be to overcome this destructive behavior. For this reason, we have devised specialized programming that is delivered in an atmosphere of accountability, respect, integrity, trust, honesty, responsibility, and excellence so that individuals can successfully win the war against chemical dependency.
Helping a Loved One
Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for benzo addiction
Learning that a family member or loved one is struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines can cause you to become overwhelmed with concern. You are likely aware of the fact that your loved one needs help, but you may be unsure as to what role you should play in assisting him or her in getting that help. While it is impossible to force your loved one to stop using benzos, there are some things that you can do for him or her during this difficult time. Consider the following:
- Educate yourself on the signs, symptoms, and effects of benzodiazepine abuse. Additionally, learning about the signs of overdose can be beneficial so that you are prepared in case of an emergency.
- Research the different treatment options that are available for people who are battling an addiction to benzodiazepines.
- Encourage your loved one to sit down and talk to you so that you can express your concerns to him or her. Understand that your loved one may be defensive or deny the behaviors in the beginning, but remain calm, patient, and persistent.
- Provide your loved one with an opportunity to share his or her own concerns and fears regarding giving up his or her drug of choice and receiving treatment.
- Present your loved one with the research you have done on potential treatment providers. Help him or her get in contact with these treatment centers, and offer to accompany him or her to any appointments that are scheduled.
- Once treatment has started, show your support by attending any family sessions that are available, visit your loved one whenever visiting hours are offered, and call your loved one to check in on how he or she is doing. The support you give your loved one can greatly increase the likelihood that his or her treatment outcomes will be successful.
Why Consider Rehab?
Why consider rehab for benzo addiction
If a benzos addiction remains untreated, users are vulnerable to experiencing a number of adverse effects. The ability to perform appropriately at work or school frequently becomes hindered, potentially resulting in job loss or academic failure. Relationships often become disturbed when users start to make the obtaining and consuming of benzos their top priority. This can result in the onset of familial strife, the demise of marriages, and the disintegration of friendships.
Additionally, those who abuse benzodiazepines are also at risk for experiencing negative consequences to both their physical and mental health. It is not uncommon for these individuals to experience a worsening of, or the onset of new, mental illness symptoms. Furthermore, a decline in cognitive capabilities has been known to arise, as has a reduction in emotional reactivity. When individuals make the decision to receive treatment to address their addiction to benzodiazepines, however, these negative ramifications can be prevented.
Treatments & Therapies Offered
Types of treatment and therapy options for benzo abuse at Keystone Treatment Center
At Keystone Treatment Center in South Dakota, we are dedicated to offering comprehensive, individualized care for patients and their families. As a nationally recognized and respected treatment provider, Keystone is proud to offer inpatient treatment for individuals who are struggling with chemical dependency, including an addiction to benzodiazepines, compulsive gambling, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Our multidisciplinary treatment team is comprised of a number of specialists who are devoted to delivering the highest level of quality, specialized services possible.
In order to provide truly individualized care that meets the varying needs of our patients, Keystone is proud to offer specialized treatment tracks within our residential programming. For adult patients, these specialized tracks include Chronic Pain, Opioids, Methamphetamine Corrections, Gambling, Christian, Young Adult, Chronic Pain, and Native American tracks.
The specific types of treatment that may be incorporated into each patient’s individualized treatment plan can include the following:
Medically monitored detoxification: Non hospital-based medically monitored detox services are provided to adult patients who do not require acute medical care, but who are in need of medical interventions to safely and successfully withdraw from addictive substances like benzos. Patients who receive benzo detox services at our rehab are provided with around-the-clock nursing care, as well as meetings with physicians, in order to ensure that they are safe and comfortable throughout the process.
Medication management: When individuals are suffering from symptoms of a mental health condition in addition to an addiction to benzodiazepines, there are certain psychotropic medications that may be prescribed in order to alleviate their distress. The use of any medications, however, is always determined based on each patient’s individual needs. Psychiatrists will meet with patients on an as-needed basis so that any medications that have been prescribed can be monitored or adjusted for therapeutic effectiveness.
Individual therapy: Patients will meet with their primary counselors for a minimum of two individual therapy sessions each week. The primary goal of these sessions is to assist patients in increasing their understanding of how their behaviors impact major aspects of their lives so that they can work towards being restored to a higher level of functioning. These sessions are also designed to help patients achieve a better understanding of themselves, while also developing more efficient and effective coping mechanisms.
Family therapy: Knowing the important role that families play in the successful recovery of our patients, Keystone Treatment Center offers different ways for families to be involved in their loved ones’ treatment processes. Individual family therapy sessions are led by a licensed family therapist and are offered on an as-needed basis. Our weekly Family Program is also available to patients and their family members and includes one hour of psycho-educational programming every Sunday prior to visiting hours. Additionally, day-long programming is offered on Mondays and Tuesdays for family members and is scheduled in conjunction with the family therapist.
Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are led by licensed or certified counselors and are meant to be a time for patients to work together to identify, present, and process various problems that they are facing and assist others in doing the same. Adult patients will take part in three group therapy sessions each day. The specific types of groups offered to adult patients include:
- Skills Training Groups
- Topics Group
- Young Adult Topic Group
- Women’s Topic Group
- Men’s Topic Group
- Interactive Sharing Therapy Group
- Topics Group
- Relaxation Group
- 12-Step Group Meetings
- Community Group
- Spirituality Groups
- Gambling Group
Experiential therapy: Experiential therapy is offered for all patients on a daily basis and may be implemented based on each patient’s individualized treatment plan. The types of experiential therapies offered at our treatment center include:
- Ropes course
- Arts and crafts
- Recreational therapy
- Pastoral care
- Social training
- Cultural activities
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Find out more information about benzo abuse recovery at Keystone Treatment Center
In addition to inpatient treatment, Keystone Treatment Center also offers partial care/day treatment services and intensive outpatient services for adults. With the overarching goal of helping to restore individuals to healthier, happier, and more productive lives, free from benzos addiction, all of the programming options at Keystone Treatment Center will be tailored to meet your or your loved one’s specific needs so that a brighter future can be within reach.